SSHoF logoMarion Taylor

Athlete (1991)

Bowling & Curling

Marion TaylorA versatile athlete for many years, Marion Taylor was unique because she bowled and curled at the same time and proved she could win at both.

Most of her fame came on the bowling lanes where she won two Canadian women's singles titles, 1962 and 1964, played on two Canadian women's team champions, 1967 and 1972, played on one Canadian mixed team champion, 1973, and coached another Canadian mixed team champion in 1976.

Marion won the first-ever Canadian bowling finals to be televised - right on home lanes at the Saskatoon Bowlarena. She also won in Regina when Brunswick installed lanes in the armory in hopes of developing bowling as a spectator sport.

The 1967 women's champions scored a total of 12,985, a record that still stands, an average per bowler of 259 pins per game.

Marion played on a women's rink in 1974 and a senior women's rink in 1991, which were beaten in the Saskatoon finals by the eventual Canadian champions. She once shared an eight-ender in curling and she shot golf's magic feat, a hole-in-one, ironically in the same year, 1986.

Originally from Birch Hills, she was a high school athlete in North Battleford before moving to Saskatoon.

** Deceased